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  • The world according to Dawn Wells, a.k.a. 'Gilligan Island's' Mary Ann

    The world according to Dawn Wells, a.k.a. 'Gilligan Island's' Mary Ann
    Ever since the premiere of the CBS sitcom "Gilligan's Island" 50 years ago, people have been asking the burning question: Ginger or Mary Ann? While some fans of the broad comedy series about seven archetypal castaways shipwrecked on an "uncharted desert...
  • Cornerstone Theater Company gives local flavors to Shakespeare

     Cornerstone Theater Company gives local flavors to Shakespeare
    For 10 summers Cornerstone Theater Company played Johnny Appleseed up and down California. Now it's harvest time. For a month each year from 2004 to 2013 the communitarian Los Angeles ensemble fertilized the soil of grass-roots creativity by going...
  • 'Tracks' photographer Rick Smolan's parallel journey across outback

    'Tracks' photographer Rick Smolan's parallel journey across outback
    It's often cited as one of the most memorable National Geographic magazine covers: May 1978, a young woman with sun-bleached hair raises a battered metal bucket to the mouth of a camel that appears to be nuzzling her cheek. The image is at once exotic,...
  • 'The Good Lie's' Sudanese survivor actors revisit searing war horrors

    'The Good Lie's' Sudanese survivor actors revisit searing war horrors
    Emmanuel Jal has many scarring memories from when he was conscripted as a boy to fight in the second Sudanese civil war. But few stand out like the time he and other child soldiers escaped their quarters as members of the rebel Sudanese People's...
  • Highsmith's 'Two Faces' caught director's eye

    Highsmith's 'Two Faces' caught director's eye
    American novelist Patricia Highsmith was a master of the psychological thriller who attracted the eye of so many filmmakers. Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 version of her first book, "Strangers on a Train," is one of his cinematic masterpieces. Rene Clement in...
  • Move to the music

    Move to the music
    Start and end your day on a high note. Music throughout the day encourages learning, listening and loving. Music is the language of childhood. For centuries, parents have sung songs of comfort and joy to small children. Music demarcates birthdays and...
  • Fathers and sons need each other desperately

    Fathers and sons need each other desperately
    Shooting sprees such as the most recent Newtown, Conn., tragedy are linked to mental health issues. Consequently, our efforts to affix a spotlight to wellness are paramount. With Father’s Day approaching, it’s enlightening to illuminate the...
  • Some teachers making a case for video games

    Some teachers making a case for video games
    Many parent groups have long advocated limiting the amount of time children spend playing video games to make sure the activities don't get in the way of their social life and school work. So what happens when the video games are the school work?...
  • 'Born to Fly' captures Elizabeth Streb in action

    'Born to Fly' captures Elizabeth Streb in action
    When choreographer Elizabeth Streb gives her performance pieces such names as "Impact" or "Ricochet," she's not merely striking a metaphoric pose. As a new documentary about her work makes evident, and viscerally so, Streb believes that "anything too safe...
  • 'Jimi: All Is By My Side': Before Hendrix became Hendrix

    "Purple Haze" isn't here, and neither is "Hey Joe," "Foxy Lady" or "The Wind Cries Mary." None of Jimi Hendrix's classic music found its way into "Jimi: All Is By My Side," but that doesn't hurt this moody, mesmerizing film one bit. For one thing, as...
  • REVIEW: 'The Magic Flute' by Isango Ensemble at Navy Pier ★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Magic Flute' by Isango Ensemble at Navy Pier ★★★
    The Isango Ensemble's touring production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 1791 opera "The Magic Flute" (or "Impempe Yomlingo") has been a hit in London and many other parts of the world. One understands why. This production makes the argument — with...